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Wednesday, 22 September 2021

School Zones Catch Drivers Off Guard

Credit: WAAY ABC Huntsville, AL
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School Zones Catch Drivers Off Guard
School Zones Catch Drivers Off Guard

Sydney Martin spent the morning with Huntsville Police as they stopped drivers for speeding in school zones.

Plexiglass in courtrooms. today in huntsville, students returned to the traditional classroom.

The extra cars and school buses meant police actively patrolled school zones for the first time in about six months..

Waay 31's sydney martin spent the morning with huntsville police as they stopped drivers for speeding in school zones.

Bruce jansen, huntsville police officer" we're making sure people aren't speeding that they're actually paying attention to the flashing lights of the school zones, the speed limits of the school zones, the active times that are posted and making sure all these children and the parents of these children get to school safely."

Huntsville police officers spent part of monday morning stopping anyone who they caught speeding in a school zone.

I was allowed to follow an officer- but not ride along because of concerns of the coronavirus pandemic.

Bruce jansen, huntsville police officer "the reason i stopped you this morning is you're doing 51 in a school zone.

Driver: i didn't even realize it was a school zone."

The department told me officers wrote about 20 speeding tickets in school zones on monday morning--- i was with officer bruce jansen for three of those traffic stops... bruce jansen, huntsville police officer "these school zones are active and alot of these kids walk to school or ride bikes and so if they wander out into the street you can stop a lot faster if you're doing 25 instead of lets say 50."

The department told me on average drivers were caught going 20 miles over the posted school zone limit.

Bruce jansen, huntsville police officer "the importance of paying attention to a school zone is quite possibly the difference between the life and death of a child."

Jansen said drivers need to slow down- and leave a little earlier if you have someplace to be.

Bruce jansen, huntsville police officer "these school zones we have no tolerance.

Okay?

It's 25.

Not 40, not 45."

Syd, "huntsville police said anyone caught speeding in one of these school zones will face a fine of more than 200 hundred dollars and officers will be out patrolling all school year.

In huntsville sm waay 31 news."

The department told me 5 of those speeders were also issued warnings for things such as not having updated their car registration or having their license on them at